musing Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
contemplation; reflection; reflexion; rumination; thoughtfulness.
verb reflect deeply on a subject
ponder; ruminate; mull; muse; think over; reflect; contemplate; meditate; chew over; mull over; excogitate; speculate.
- I mulled over the events of the afternoon
- philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years
- The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate
adjective satellite deeply or seriously thoughtful;
pensive; broody; ruminative; pondering; brooding; contemplative; meditative; reflective.
- Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man
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